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Gateway To The Blues Visitor Center & Museum

Highway 61, Tunica, MS
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The gateway to the dream trip

We passed this place on the road out from Memphis headed to Clarksdale, thought about it for a... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
monty m
Slough, United Kingdom
Small but ...

Small structure adjacent to US-61, retained its characteristic value. Small Indoor Museum. But it... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We passed this place on the road out from Memphis headed to Clarksdale, thought about it for a moment, did a turnaround and went back, and so glad we did. The girls had cold drinks for the children, books on the history and myths, and...More

Thank monty m
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Small structure adjacent to US-61, retained its characteristic value. Small Indoor Museum. But it is worth stopping. Very friendly staff, friendly and helpful. Little memories of past times. I recommend a stop.

Thank Naughty-Cougar
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The place looks small from the outside but had a lot to offer on the inside. The ladies running the center were friendly. They showed us maps of the area, local travel magazines and coupons for the casinos. We actually used the buy one get...More

Thank saundersdonna
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is worth a stop -- but only for about five minutes. If you're following the Blues up (or down) Highway 61 this gives you some perspective. You enter through the gift shop, which I think is very intentional. If you want to go on...More

Thank ComradeCamper
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the way this visitor center is decorated! We didn't actually go into the museum, just the lobby portion. Lots of good maps and information on local restaurants and such.

Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed 21 May 2017

After driving through all the small towns from Vicksburg to Tunica on Hwy 61 on the Blues Trail, we stopped at the Tunica Blues Visitor Center to check it out. The Visitor Center is free, has clean restrooms, and murals about some of the history...More

1  Thank Gary1836
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and Museum is an interesting museum located near the Casinos in Tunica County MS. It has a National Park Passport Stamp. You can take as many photographs as you like and many hands on exhibits. I enjoyed the...More

Thank jaungren
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way into Tunica. Didn't take time to go into the museum. The OLD building very interesting. Staff was super friendly and definitely helped & answered our questions!!!!

1  Thank NanaDeDe
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The building is free to enter and there's lots of useful information to be had as well as some interesting nick-nacks. The museum is $10 per person, we didn't go in so I can't comment. Either way the visitors centre is a good short stop...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The people were knowledgeable of music and the area. The museum is a must see. You can see everything from past. People that made history. You are more than welcome to take pictures. After that head to Clarksdale, Ms. More Blues history.

Thank Ron P
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kelly j
2 January 2017|
Response from itsmegailb97 |
What are the opening time and days?
13 August 2015|
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Response from LDIANA P | Reviewed this property |
ADMISSION: $10 Adults $5 Kids (12 & Under) MUSEUM HOURS: Summer (Mar-Oct) Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-6pm Winter (Nov-Feb) Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm